Professional and Career Development Loans for International Bar Review Programme students in the UK
Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The UK government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loan product. You can use the loan to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries.
As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you make an informed decision about whether the loan is right for you.
How to apply
For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on (+44) 0800 100 900.
The learning provider registration number you will need to receive an application form for a BARBRI International Bar Review Programme is: 21243.
Be sure to clearly indicate the BARBRI International course in respect of which you are applying for the Professional Career Development Loan, i.e. California/New York Bar Exam – London 6 months; California/New York Bar Exam – Home Study 6 months; or California/New York Bar Exam – Home Study 10 months